Short CV/Education and training

  • 1986 – 1991
    PhD fellow, Catholic University of Leuven

  • 1992 – 2001
    Postdoctoral Researcher with Fund for Scientific Research, Catholic University of Leuven

  • 1999 – 2002
    Guest professor, Catholic University Leuven

  • 2002 – 2012
    BOF-ZAP, Research Professor, Ghent University

  • 2002 – 2006
    Associate Professor, Dept Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University

  • Since 2006
    Senior Full Professor, Dept Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University

Selected publications

  • Peumans, W.J., Van Damme, E.J.M., 1995. Lectins as plant defense proteins. Plant Physiology 109, 347-352.

  • Van Damme, E.J.M., Peumans, W.J., Barre, A., Rougé, P., 1998. Plant lectins: a composite of several distinct families of structurally and evolutionary related proteins with diverse biological roles. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences 17, 575-692.

  • Van Damme, E.J.M., Barre, A., Rougé, P., Peumans, W.J., 2004. Cytoplasmic/nuclear plant lectins: a new story. Trends in Plant Science 9, 484-489.

  • Van Damme, E.J.M., Lannoo, N., Peumans, W.J., 2008. Plant lectins. Advances in Botanical Research, 48, 107-209.

  • Lannoo, N., Van Damme, E.J.M., 2010. Nucleocytoplasmic plant lectins. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, General Subjects 1800, 190-201.

Selected projects

  • Stress inducible plant lectins

  • Ribosome-inactivating proteins in crops and fruits

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Fund for Scientific Research – Flanders


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